News and Tribune

November 16, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Nov. 16-17


... to a lack of attention.

It has been over a month since I went to the New Albany Board of Public Works and Safety about the speeding on East Elm Street, and still there hasn’t been anything done about it by the administration of the New Albany Police Department.

I am wondering if there hasn’t been any attempt to curtail the speeding because someone doesn’t want to have any kind of history of the speeding when the decision has to be made about changing this street to two-way traffic. Whatever, how much longer will the NAPD allow speeding on East Elm Street?

— Grace Transue, New Albany


... to bank branches who have kept their writing tables in the lobby, such as the PNC Bank branch at State and Spring streets in New Albany.

The writing table at the PNC on Green Valley Road was removed. I was told they are encouraging more electronic use, but for some people, the tables are more user-friendly.

— Ron Hasken, Floyds Knobs


... to the New Albany City Council for passing a resolution urging Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to take advantage of federal funding to expand Medicaid, so thousands of Hoosiers can get health care they would not get without the expansion.

— Carol Tvaroh, New Albany


... to Debbie Webb of New Albany and News and Tribune Assistant Editor Chris Morris for their recent cheers.

We do need more politicians like Ed Clere. He certainly stands on his own principals.

I recently attended the Infant Mortality Summit in Indianapolis; attendance was high art 500 plus. During a break, I ran into Mr. Clere and he stopped to chat and took the time to introduce me to one of the key speakers.

Before our conversation concluded, he asked how Tobacco Prevention in Clark County was doing (I’m the coordinator) and reminded me that he is here to help and truly seemed interested in what I had to say. We have a few good men and I agree, Ed Clere is also at the top of my list.

As Debbie Webb said in the Nov. 9-10 issue, “the bottom line is we need more Ed Cleres in the world.”

No truer words have been spoken. I, too, am honored to know you. Thank you for all that you do.

— Annie Reiss, coordinator, Clark County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition


... to Citizen Guardian (P.O. Box 96302, Washington, D.C. 20090-6302) for falsely claiming in a mailing to seniors that Obamacare will take their Medicare money away to subsidize health care for illegal immigrants and welfare recipients. Care for seniors will then be rationed, leading to death panels.

Citizen Guardian then asks seniors to send $17 for the processing of their petition of exemption from rationing and death panels.

— Sandra French, New Albany

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.